The Whitehorse Star
September 14, 1945
We much regret having to report that mid-day Wednesday J. C. Morrison, local manager for the Pan American Airways Inc., was found dead in his car at the local airport with a self-inflicted gun-shot wound in his head. An inquest has been deemed unnecessary.
Born in March 1896, "Joe", as he was familiarly called by his wide circle of friends, was one of the most popular and best known men in the north connected with air transportation. Associated as he had been with the operation of the PAA system since its early days here, Joe played a major role in the company's raid development, especially in recent years.
It is known that for sometime past he has been in ill health and recently was a patient in the local hospital; for a short time. It is presumed the tragedy is the result of mental aberration and his passing will be much regretted by a large circle of friends who knew him intimately.
The funeral service will be held in Christ Church, Saturday, at 1.30 p. m., the Rev. Canon L. G. Chappell L.Th., officiating.
We join with their many friends in extending to Mrs. Morrison, and her son Ross, sincerest sympathy in their bereavement.